Collector of new, rare and albino paph species
- Feb 1, 2019
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- TORONTO CANADA
The form could be a little better but the colour is excellent and shows the influence of selective breeding. Selfing it is probably a good plan and might lead to the discovery of an even better clone or two. Look at John Mossman's selfing of Cattleya mossiae 'Julie': that lead to the appearance of the clone 'Antoni Alfieri' which is one of the best mossiae's for both colour and form ever found.
Would love to see the parents you used? When are the F1 expected to come into blooming stage?Leslie, great color in this one. I have one with a very dark pouch as well (old post...'Slippery's henryanum' posted for me by Trithor)
You will find that the color on the pouch will lighten a little as the pouch expands but will still be darker than most by far. I have been
growing orchids for a long time but have never bothered with breeding until a friend talked me into it. So I crossed my best colored
with my best shaped henryanum and am hoping to finally see results as several of the larger seedlings will hopefully bloom this year.